DAVANTE ADAMS – Fresno State
Second Round, Pick no.54
If you’ve been reading my articles or my tweets the last couple of months, you probably have noticed that I’m a fan of Davante Adams. In Febryary, I wrote this article saying that he could be a great pick for the Eagles. Almost two months later, I believe Adams is the best wide receiver they can get in the second round.
Adams has nice size (6′ 1″, 215 pounds) and can add a bit of extra muscle to his frame. He is a great leaper and while he is not a burner, he has enough speed to keep defensive backs on their toes.
Adams is a very good route runner, but he was asked to run certain routes at Fresno State. He might need some time to expand his route tree. However, he has all the skils required to become a complete receiver and being 21 years old means he has one or two more years to develop.
Another aspect that I like in Adams’ game is that he is willing to block in run plays and he usually does it well. Eagles rely a lot on their running game and need wide receivers who can block.
What Adams has to improve? I’d say his pass catching. Even though he didn’t have a lot of drops in 2013, he